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The baby boy name Mario is of Italian origin. Mario meaning, Mario popularity, Mario hieroglyphics, Mario numerology, and other interesting facts.

The name Mario is of Italian , Portuguese and Spanish origin.

The meaning of Mario is "male, virile".  

Mario is generally used as a boy's name. It consists of 5 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ma-ri-o.

In the U.S. in 2012, it ranked 253 in popular baby names for boys with 1436 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Mario Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Mario has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Mario to other names.

Mario is a form of the name Marius.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Mario Cuomo, Mario Lanza, Mario Andretti, Mario Lemieux, Mario Puzo.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Mario in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Mario in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Mario in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Mario Numerology page.

Mario Numerology
Mario in Hieroglyhics
Mario in Nautical Flags
Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.

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